It’s a battle scar for CrossFitters and possibly an eye-sore for someone who doesn’t (or hasn’t tried) CrossFit: the hand rip.
Mangled flesh juxtaposed with a smiling face, or just a close-up of the rip is enough to jog old memories of your own. Sure, that rip is a sign of a “WOD well-done,” but no one mentions the absolute brutal feeling of showering or hand washing for the following two weeks. One bad rip is usually reason enough to prevent it from happening again.
There are many steps you can take to maintain your hand health. Here is a list of the tips and tricks to consider: